Gangnam Style is no longer the most viewed video on YouTube

Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth's Fast and Furious 7 anthem "See You Again" takes the top spop


After a five year reign and an astounding 2.894 billion views, K-pop artist Psy’s 2012 cultural phenomenon Gangnam Style has been de-throned as the most viewed YouTube video of all time.


Taking its place? Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth’s video for their Fast and Furious 7 anthem “See You Again”.

The song and the video are a tribute to the late Furious franchise star Paul Walker, who died during the filming of the seventh film. A note at the end of the video reads “for Paul”. Help to increase its lead over Psy by watching below.

It’s hard not to feel a little bit sad about the end of Psy’s reign. For nostalgia’s sake, here’s a little timeline on the singer’s rise. Or, if you will, a Psy-meline.

15th July 2012: Gangnam Style, a music video in which a dapperly dressed Psy introduced a new dance move to the world, drops onto Youtube, gaining 500,000 hits in its first day.

29th July 2012: Just two weeks later, the celebs are getting involved. Autotuned crooner T-Pain tells his followers to check it out, and the views began to multiply from there. 

10th September, 2012: Psy goes on the Ellen show to teach Britney Spears and the host how to Gangnam Style, crystallising the dance as a meme that future scientists will scrutinise for years to come. 

Sept. 30th, 2012: “Gangnam Style” has topped the iTunes charts in 31 countries.

Nov. 24th, 2012: The ultimate triumph: the video overtakes Justin Bieber’s “Baby” to become most-viewed video on YouTube, a perch it has sat atop since that very day. Until now, that is.

But Psy’s goose is not quite cooked. British pop culture outrightly refuses to give up on Gangnam Style: Ed Balls re-invigorated the meme with a performance on Strictly Come Dancing last year, before teaching it to Conservative Politician Michael Gove earlier this year in a special edition of The Last Leg, dedicated to the memory of late MP Jo Cox.


And, to be honest, we reckon he’ll be happy with the 2 BILLION views he’s accrued so far.